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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cape May

Mahi/Wahoo On The Troll

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44 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,000
Fishing in Cape May

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Cape May

16-Hour Canyon (Tuna/Wahoo/Mahi)

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44 ft 1 - 6 People From $3,700
Fishing in Ocean Pines

Nearshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

Giant Butterfly Ray Bowfishing

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,000
Fishing in Stone Harbor

Inshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

Nighttime Bridge Hopping Trip

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1 - 2 People From $150
Fishing in Stone Harbor

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

New Jersey Inshore Classic

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22 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Veteran Operated
This trip is managed / operated by a veteran of the US armed forces.
Fishing in Rock Hall

Inshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

Chesapeake Bay Half-Day Rockfish Trip

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46 ft 1 - 18 People From $770

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Fishing in Berlin
Fishing in Berlin
Fishing in Berlin
trip description for Ocean City Clamming, Island Hopping, Booze Cruise in Berlin

Clamming in the Bay , Boat ride down near Assateague Island , seeing the Wild Ponies , Booze Cruise, etc.. 4 hour trip can be extended at $100 an hour Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter near Cape May

Ocean City Clamming, Island Hopping, Booze Cruise

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1 - 6 People From $450
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
trip description for Screaming Drag Surf Fishing in Stone Harbor

Get down to the beach for a perfect day of casting and catching out of Stone Harbor, NJ! This surf fishing trip is great for families! Depending on what you want to catch, you can take home lots of great eating fish, or go after bigger sharks and rays that will pull your arms out of their sockets! If you want to fish while also getting to enjoy the beach, this is the trip for you. Get out there and have some fun! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

Screaming Drag Surf Fishing

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1 - 8 People From $350
Fishing in Berlin
Fishing in Berlin
Fishing in Berlin
trip description for Ocean City Bay Bowfishing in Berlin

Head out with Captain Greg for an action-packed evening of saltwater nighttime bowfishing! This trip is perfect for those who want to go after a range of species in a way that few fishermen have tried. On this trip, you'll be bowfishing the inshore bays off of Ocean City , MD. This area is home to several species that make perfect bowfishing targets, including giant Cownose Rays and Butterfly Rays, Flounder, and the long, skinny Houndfish (sometimes called a "crocodile needlefish"). This is not your ordinary bowfishing trip! You'll be shooting from the deck of Captain Greg's 24' Long Beach custom, which sports three individual engines—a 115 HP Suzuki, plus two 25 HP kicker engines—as well as a trolling motor to sneak up on your quarry. She's a shallow-draft boat, which allows you to cruise around the shallow flats with ease. This vessel also has a Cobia tower, which is extremely useful for spotting fish at night. There's no need for sunglasses, hats, or sunscreen on this night trip—just bring a smile and get ready to whack some fish! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter near Cape May

Ocean City Bay Bowfishing

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
Veteran Operated
This trip is managed / operated by a veteran of the US armed forces.
Fishing in Rock Hall
Fishing in Rock Hall
Fishing in Rock Hall
trip description for Chesapeake Bay Half-Day Rockfish Trip in Rock Hall

Captain Wayne invites you to bring your family, friends and business associates to spend a fun filled day fishing aboard his 46′ charter boat! Captain Wayne has a tried and true method for fishing in Chesapeake Bay, with over 50 years of experience and 7500+ trips. He offers half-day trips departing at 5:30 AM and 12:30 PM. He starts by fishing at the end of May primarily chumming for Rockfish. By the beginning of June he also uses live lining with spot. Then in mid August Bluefish are mixed in with the Rockfish. Also by this time White Perch and Catfish can be caught by bottom fishing. Unless you ask to catch a specific species we try to catch our limit of Rockfish first and then finish our trip out by catching Perch, Catfish or Bluefish. Prices include all bait and tackle. You will need to bring food, beverages and coolers large enough to carry home your “catch of the day”. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

Chesapeake Bay Half-Day Rockfish Trip

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46 ft 1 - 18 People From $770
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
trip description for New Jersey Inshore Classic in Stone Harbor

This is a shorter trip for those who just want to get out and test the waters. Or for families with younger kids who want to try it out. Early season, May through the beginning of July, we stay in the back bays and chase flounder, stripers, blues, and weakies. Then, July through September we hit the reefs and other wrecks and lumps in the ocean for a variety of species. The trip is for one to six people, beginner to advanced, and children are always welcome. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

New Jersey Inshore Classic

100% (2)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
trip description for Nighttime Bridge Hopping Trip in Stone Harbor

If you've ever wanted to hit a wide variety of East Coast sportfish species right from the bank, this trip is your ticket! Join Frank and check out bridges, sod banks, docks, and more, looking for the best spots to catch lunkers—at night! Fish behavior changes at night, when they're less wary of predators and can come out to hunt in the open. Little do they know, you'll be waiting! This trip is intended for those with some prior fishing experience. Accurate casting is important when fishing around this much man-made structure, and you'll be targeting trophy-sized fish on light tackle. You'll be chasing Bluefish, Stripers, Fluke, and Weakfish—all fun fighters that are a blast to catch! You'll be primarily throwing jigs and a variety of plastics, depending on the time of day, season, water clarity, and more. Bring your A-game, because when a big fish hits your jig, you'll feel it! Play these fighters well, and you might get a new personal best on this trip with Frank. Frank will supply all the rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is a good headlamp, proper clothing, and some bug spray. No sunscreen needed on this night trip! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

Nighttime Bridge Hopping Trip

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1 - 2 People From $150
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Fishing in Cape May
Fishing in Cape May
Fishing in Cape May
trip description for Mahi/Wahoo on the Troll in Cape May

Hop on board with Captain Mark for memorable day on the Atlantic! Cape May provides plenty of exciting fishing opportunites with direct access to the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. With Captain Mark you'll get to explore it all while you troll the open waters. On this 10-hour trip, Captain Mark will take you to the nearshore wrecks and reefs or up to 40 miles offshore where you’ll be fishing for exciting species such as Bigeye Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Bonito, King Mackerel, False Albacore, Mahi Mahi, Skipjack Tuna, and Wahoo. To attract these picture-worthy fish you can use a variety of methods, although the focus of this trip is trolling. Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the sweet sea breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin! You’ll be fishing aboard a 39' Downeast sportfisher that can hold up to 6 guests. Powered by a 550 HP Detroit engine, this vessel will have no problem getting you to the deep waters with plenty of time left to fish! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, Outriggers, and an Ice Box to store your catches. There's even an on board bed and restroom for your comfort. Captain Mark will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and any food or drinks you might want on the water. Book your trip today and get ready to reel in some big ones! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cape May

Mahi/Wahoo On The Troll

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44 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,000
Fishing in Cape May
Fishing in Cape May
Fishing in Cape May
trip description for 16-Hour Canyon (Tuna/Wahoo/Mahi) in Cape May

Hop on board with Captain Mark for a fishing adventure on this exciting 16-hour offshore trip! Cape May provides plenty of exciting fishing opportunites with direct access to the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This trip is for avid anglers who are willing to go extra far to go after some serious fish! On this 16-hour trip, Captain Mark will take you between 60-70 miles from shore where you’ll be fishing along the continental shelf for prized big game species such as Bigeye Tuna, Blue Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Wahoo, White Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, artificial lures, trolling, jigging and deep dropping. The beauty of this 16-hour trip is you'll have plenty of time to test out different methods in the deep waters and on the excursions to/from the dock! You’ll be fishing aboard a 39' Downeast sportfisher that can hold up to 6 guests. Powered by a 550 HP Detroit engine, this vessel will have no problem getting you to the deep waters with plenty of time left to fish! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, Outriggers, and an Ice Box to store your catches. There's even an on board bed and restroom for your comfort. Captain Mark will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and any food or drinks you might want on the water. Book your trip today and get ready to reel in some big ones! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Cape May

16-Hour Canyon (Tuna/Wahoo/Mahi)

NEW
44 ft 1 - 6 People From $3,700
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
trip description for New Jersey Inshore Classic in Stone Harbor

This is a shorter trip for those who just want to get out and test the waters. Or for families with younger kids who want to try it out. Early season, May through the beginning of July, we stay in the back bays and chase flounder, stripers, blues, and weakies. Then, July through September we hit the reefs and other wrecks and lumps in the ocean for a variety of species. The trip is for one to six people, beginner to advanced, and children are always welcome. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

New Jersey Inshore Classic

100% (2)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
trip description for Stone Harbor Inshore/Nearshore in Stone Harbor

Head out with Captain Frank for a fishing fiesta! On this trip you will be skirting around inshore and nearshore waters in search of a variety of tasty treats. Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Tautog, and Bluefish are just some of the classic northeast Atlantic species you might pull up, and there's plenty more. The reefs, wrecks, and other submarine structures are teeming with life, and Captain Frank knows where to find them. Up to 6 guests can fit aboard Captain Frank's brand new state-of-the-art 22' Cape Horn center console, so bring your family and friends on this voyage. The vessel is powered by a 300hp Yamaha engine which will guide you smoothly across the inshore bays. You can bump your favorite tunes on the Bluetooth stereo system for maximum enjoyment of your day on the water. You will be using the live bait well to drop lines with baitfish. You can troll, bottom fish, or sight cast using light or heavy tackle. It all depends on what you want to catch. Captain Frank will provide all the rods, reels, live bait, and tackle necessary for a successful trip. You just need to bring snacks and drinks, as well as appropriate clothing. Also, bring a cooler to keep your catch fresh on the drive home. Sunscreen and a hat are always key to staying protected from the sun, but other than that you don't need much to have a blast! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

Stone Harbor Inshore/Nearshore

100% (2)
22 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
trip description for Screaming Drag Surf Fishing in Stone Harbor

Get down to the beach for a perfect day of casting and catching out of Stone Harbor, NJ! This surf fishing trip is great for families! Depending on what you want to catch, you can take home lots of great eating fish, or go after bigger sharks and rays that will pull your arms out of their sockets! If you want to fish while also getting to enjoy the beach, this is the trip for you. Get out there and have some fun! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

Screaming Drag Surf Fishing

100% (2)
1 - 8 People From $350
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
Fishing in Stone Harbor
trip description for Nighttime Bridge Hopping Trip in Stone Harbor

If you've ever wanted to hit a wide variety of East Coast sportfish species right from the bank, this trip is your ticket! Join Frank and check out bridges, sod banks, docks, and more, looking for the best spots to catch lunkers—at night! Fish behavior changes at night, when they're less wary of predators and can come out to hunt in the open. Little do they know, you'll be waiting! This trip is intended for those with some prior fishing experience. Accurate casting is important when fishing around this much man-made structure, and you'll be targeting trophy-sized fish on light tackle. You'll be chasing Bluefish, Stripers, Fluke, and Weakfish—all fun fighters that are a blast to catch! You'll be primarily throwing jigs and a variety of plastics, depending on the time of day, season, water clarity, and more. Bring your A-game, because when a big fish hits your jig, you'll feel it! Play these fighters well, and you might get a new personal best on this trip with Frank. Frank will supply all the rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is a good headlamp, proper clothing, and some bug spray. No sunscreen needed on this night trip! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter near Cape May

Nighttime Bridge Hopping Trip

100% (2)
1 - 2 People From $150

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Cape May

What are the best fishing charters in Cape May?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Cape May with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 6 trips in Cape May, and the most popular trips in the area are Mahi/Wahoo on the Troll guided by Mark and 16-Hour Canyon (Tuna/Wahoo/Mahi) guided by Mark.

Our guides in Cape May are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 3251 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Cape May? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Cape May.

What types of fishing charters are common in Cape May?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular type of fishing in Cape May as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Cape May are: 1. bluefish, 2. ray, 3. weakfish, 4. striped bass, and 5. fluke.

The most common fishing techniques in Cape May are artificial lure fishing, live bait fishing, and jigging but light tackle fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Cape May fishing charters cost?

Prices in Cape May can range anywhere from about $420 to $1,903, but the average price for a half day trip in Cape May is $1,010. The average price for a full day trip in Cape May is $1,364.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Cape May?

The most popular season for fishing in Cape May is summer, and most anglers book their trips 23 days in advance.

Do I need a Cape May fishing license and what are the bag limits in Cape May?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Cape May, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Cape May. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Cape May.

Nearshore and Inshore Fishing from Cape May

You really have two options when fishing Cape May: head up the Delaware Bay or head out to the open ocean. The Delaware Bay is home to some great action in itself. With Cape May situated right at the mouth of the Bay, it is the perfect spot to capture all of the action.

With beautiful blue water and amazing fish habitat, the inshore fishing in Cape May is an angler's dream. Right in the middle of the eastern seaboard, it’s also home to an interesting mix of southern and northern nearshore and inshore species including speckled trout, black drum, weakfish, black seabass, porgy, and tautog. Of course, a trip to this area wouldn't be complete without striped bass.

Striper Fishing Cape May

Striper fishing in Cape May is top-notch and with a variety of fishing styles to use it's sure to be rewarding. Stripers are a hard-fighting and great-tasting fish that can be caught with a variety of tackle. Trolling, casting, jigging, and live bait are all popular and effective depending on the season and what these fish are biting. There are two seasons for these fish with the first being April through may during their spawning migration, and the second is November to December. These fish are the most sought-after inshore game fish in the state and are perfect for your next trip.

Cape May Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Heading offshore and the action is centered around white marlin, blue marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. The further out you go the better chance you have of hooking up to some quality pelagic fish. Trolling is the most popular approach to getting a bite and you never know whether it will be a few pounds or a few hundred pounds.

Popular Types of Fishing In Cape May

Cape May fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Cape May include inshore, offshore, and back bay fishing. Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to catch flounder, sea bass, and bluefish. Offshore fishing charters are for the more adventurous anglers who want to catch tuna, marlin, and shark. Back bay fishing charters are great for families and beginners who want to catch striped bass, weakfish, and bluefish.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Cape May include striped bass, flounder, sea bass, bluefish, weakfish, tuna, marlin, and shark. Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, you may also catch other species such as mahi-mahi, wahoo, and swordfish.

When booking a Cape May fishing charter, be sure to ask about the landmarks you'll visit. Many charters will take you to popular spots such as the Cape May Lighthouse and Sunset Beach. These landmarks not only provide a beautiful backdrop for your fishing trip but also offer a chance to explore the history and culture of Cape May.

The Best Places To Fish In Cape May

Cape May, New Jersey is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its prime location on the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of fish. Here are some of the best places to fish in Cape May, whether you're looking to cast a line from shore or book a fishing charter:

1. Cape May Point State Park - This park offers excellent surf fishing opportunities for striped bass, bluefish, and more. Fishing charters are also available from the nearby marina.

2. Sunset Beach - This beach is a popular spot for surf fishing, with plenty of flounder, weakfish, and other species to be caught. Fishing charters can also be booked from the nearby marina.

3. Cape May Canal - This man-made canal is a great spot for catching striped bass, bluefish, and other species. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the canal's deeper waters.

4. Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area - This secluded beach is a favorite among local anglers for its excellent surf fishing opportunities. Fishing charters can also be booked from nearby marinas.

5. Delaware Bay - This large body of water offers some of the best fishing in Cape May, with a variety of species including striped bass, bluefish, and flounder. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the bay's deeper waters.

Other Things To Do In Cape May

While Cape May fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming New Jersey city. Take a stroll through the historic district and admire the Victorian architecture, or visit the Cape May Lighthouse for stunning views of the coast. For a fun family outing, head to the Cape May County Park and Zoo or take a dolphin and whale watching tour. If you're looking for a bit of culture, check out the Cape May Stage or the East Lynne Theater Company for live performances. And of course, no trip to Cape May is complete without a visit to the beach - Higbee Beach and Sunset Beach are both popular choices.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent all around

    W.gary L. with Frank B. of Stone Harbor, New Jersey

  • ★★★★★
    Frank clearly knows these waterways and is a true master of Stone Harbor / Cape May. He took us to 7 spots in 4 hours to find the fish and even stayed out with us longer than the original length of the trip. It also seems like he really cares about his customers and was great with the more green members of our group. Would easily book another trip next time we're in the area. --Attison with Captain Experiences

    Attison B. with Frank B. of Stone Harbor, New Jersey

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